Who is in charge of Britney Spears?
Apparently, it’s not Britney Spears. Spears’ fiance Jason Trawick has reportedly applied to become her joint guardian. If that application is accepted he’ll be responsible for Spears’ general wellbeing – including food, clothing and medical care.
The 30-year-old singer has already been under conservatorship for four years – her father Jamie has had legal power over her financial affairs since the singer was admitted to hospital for psychiatric treatment in 2008 after her public breakdown.
Jamie Spears was granted temporary conservatorship at that time and the courts later agreed the arrangement should continue indefinitely because Spears was “susceptible to undue influence”.
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Given the conservatorship is still in place, judges obviously continue to question Britney’s ability to control her own affairs. So can someone who doesn’t control their own finances, food choices and what to wear make a rational decision about whether to get married?
Well, when it comes time for Britney to walk down the aisle, the wedding will have to be approved by all conservators – including her fiance Jason.